- That it is the responsibility of parents to properly direct the needs of their children mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically.
- That the parents have the constitutional right to choose the best method of providing for each of these needs, including the child's formal education.
- That the learning process begins at home from the moment of birth, and the parents are the primary educators of their children.
- That conscientious parents can provide in the home a very adequate and often superior comprehensive program for their children's education.
- That home schools offer the very best method of teaching: one-on-one tutoring.
- That a child's educational needs can be met on a more individual basis in a home environment; that the flexible nature of a homeschool program allows each child to progress at his own ideal pace in every subject, without stressful competition or pressure.
- That the homeschool atmosphere encourages an intensive adventure into learning through natural self-discovery; this builds self-confidence and individual thinking rather than peer dependence.
- That home education encourages valuable social interaction with people of all ages in the home and in the community. This helps the child learn to relate well to people outside his own peer group.
- That the family is the basic link in the structure of any society, and that America has seen a definite weakening of the family unit in recent years.
Homeschoolers have found that the interaction between parent and child in the homeschool serves to strengthen family unity as well as providing the best possible alternative for education.
Thou shalt teach them (these words which I command) diligently unto
thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.